Families are tough. You don’t get to choose them, and you may not fit in with them, but unless you are one of the unlucky ones, your family will never stop trying and will always have your back. The Mitchells vs The Machines is the latest film that will teach you this lesson, that no matter what is going on in your life and how much you don’t relate to them, your parents will have your back. Most people learn this over time as they grow and mature. Katie Mitchell learns on a road trip with her parents that happens to coincide with a robot uprising.
There’s a sentence you’d never predict you’d get to say.
The end credits of 22 Jump Street are hilarious. After an entire movie of meta humour at the expense of sequels we’re treated to title cards from all the crazy ideas that might go into an ongoing franchise. And now thanks to an Imgur user you can see them all. Hooray! Note, this doesn’t spoil the movie proper but some of these are going to be way more hilarious in context. Fair warning.
Some of the funniest jokes in 22 Jump Street, including an entire montage during the end credits, were all the teasing of future sequels. These were all making fun of the notion that the studio would take their success and then run it into the ground by endlessly sequelizing it.
So now the studio is taking that success and starting to endlessly sequelize it.
Last weekend I did in fact see two movies but since I was taking the weekend off I didn’t write them up. It’s a bit late now, so here are some quick impressions in case you’re trying to decide what to see this weekend.
Because of course there is. Now, I’m pretty cynical about this kind of stuff. I mean, it’s a Lego movie; otherwise known as an extended toy commercial. However, there’s some talent behind this so let’s watch.